Former Obama officials say Trump was warned to be wary of Flynn — but Trump thought it was just a joke.
In November, former President Barack Obama warned current President Donald Trump about bringing on Michael Flynn as his national security adviser – according to CNN.
Obama delivered the warning personally during their Nov. 10 meeting in the Oval Office.
The Trump administration clearly did not adhere to that tip and hired Flynn anyway – only to fire him 24 days into his presidency.
Flynn openly supported Trump during his time on the campaign trail but was fired after he was caught lying to Mike Pence about his contacts with Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak.
One senior Trump official told NBC that Obama had made it clear to Trump that he was ‘not a fan of Michael Flynn’.
Another official suggested he thought the comment may have been made in a humorous manner.
But three former Obama officials all agreed that Trump had been warned not to hire Flynn and that he was not suitable for post of that magnitude.